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Attorney-General v Wilts United Dairies

[1921] 37 TLR 884

Case summary last updated at 05/02/2020 09:39 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Attorney-General v Wilts United Dairies

HL held that a charge imposed by the ministry of food on a company to collect food in certain areas of the country was a tax and that the ministry had no right to impose it without the consent of parliament, under the Bill of Rights article 4. The 1916 Act of parliament giving the food controller various powers did not include a right of raising taxes and therefore the tax was illegal. 

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